Sep 30 Friday
A young woman awaits her lover. In the shade of a cherry orchard thickening with the memories and unfulfilled desires of many generations, her own desire is taken up into the maddening whirlwinds of history.
Fresh off a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this moving one-woman play is a striking performance audiences won’t want to miss! Katie’s Tales interlaces song, poetry, evocative physicality, and striking stage imagery to create the dream traces of one woman's encounter with love, war, ancestral memory, and a future still-to-come. In just under an hour running time, writer and performer Agnieszka Kazimierska brings audiences into a powerful, storied, feminine world of color, song, and love – despite and beyond the wars and other ruins that (capital "H") History throws our way. This exquisite performer’s work is not to be missed!
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You Can’t Stop the Beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Hairspray is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).
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New York Theatre Ballet was founded in 1978 by its artistic director, Diana Byer. “New York Theatre ballet confirms its status as an invaluable company,” says Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times. NYTB has earned national acclaim for its restoration and revival of small masterworks by great choreographers and for its innovative hour-long ballets based on children’s literature.
NYTB tours family and adult programs both nationally and abroad. Its audiences know the Company for its theatrical expressiveness, high production quality, and intimate accessibility to every audience member.
For 40 years, NYTB has produced, for adult and family audiences, dozens of classic masterpieces and contemporary ballets. Its roster includes dances by Frederick Ashton, Merce Cunningham, Agnes de Mille, José Limón and Antony Tudor. NYTB has appeared with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall to sold out audiences and has performed at dance venues such as Danspace Project, Jacob’s Pillow, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, and New York’s City Center.
Apr 05 Wednesday
Paul Taylor molded the dance company that bears his name into one of the preeminent performing ensembles in the world, leading it until his death in 2018. Featuring works from Taylor’s massive choreographic legacy plus a new piece from PTDC Resident Choreographer Lauren Lovette.
The genesis of the Paul Taylor Dance Company occurred on May 30, 1954 in Manhattan, when dancemaker Paul Taylor first presented his choreography with five other dancers on the Lower East Side. That performance marked the beginning of 64 years of unrivaled creativity, and in the decades that followed, Mr. Taylor became a cultural icon and one of American history’s most celebrated artists, and was part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.
Under the artistic direction of Taylor alumnus Michael Novak, the Company continues to bring “America’s most communicative and wildly theatrical modern dance” to audiences and students around the world, with a yearly residency at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
“The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance.” —San Francisco Chronicle